Monthly Archives: September 2010

M J Elliott, author, editor

“An utterly believable depiction of other worlds and races, imagination drips from every page. John Patrick Lowrie has more talent than any human being has a right to possess. A triumph of science fiction. I only wish I’d written it!” — … Continue reading

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Janet Pliske, D.D.

“At a time in which we are increasingly uncertain about our future, Lowrie creates a plausible scenario in which there is no death as we now experience it, and explores how such a world would play out.  In the process … Continue reading

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Chuck Pliske, NASA (ret.)

Not only is this book an excellent read, I found the advanced computer concepts assembling themselves in the “real” world while I was reading it! Chuck Pliske, former NASA Computer Engineer.

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Dave Lang, NASA (ret.)

As an ex-NASA tether specialist and consultant on the Shuttle tether missions, I found this a refreshingly accurate narrative of what it might be like to experience such life and related activities that (are) outside our normal realms.

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Frank Simcoe, author

“In Dancing With Eternity John has constructed the idyllic science fiction novel with all the elements that real fans crave: adventure, mystery, space travel, alien worlds, hard science projections, and a wonderful cast of characters from a future society.  But, more … Continue reading

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Hugh Hastings, actor

Dancing With Eternity by John Patrick Lowrie is not only a terrific E-ticket ride of speculative fiction, it is also a very thought-provoking novel of ideas. I got swept away by the scope of the story, and spent many hours … Continue reading

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Okay, let’s get serious. I mean it. Really.

Is there any purpose to writing, or any other art form, if nothing is illuminated?  Can we be entertained and enlightened at the same time?  Is it actually more entertaining to experience a story that allows us to look at … Continue reading

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Is it more fun to speculate or extrapolate? And is social commentary really just laughing at people?

Lots of the really coolest things you can do with Sci-fi have to do with speculation on what might be, extrapolating trends and commenting on how we behave right now.  In constructing a civilization of the distant future I spent … Continue reading

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You should either be a pessimist or an optimist if you’re going to write sci-fi.

You ought to enjoy contemplating, on the one hand, something horrific happening to the earth that leaves the pathetic remnants of humanity wandering wretchedly across a blasted and uninhabitable landscape fighting off mutants that have somehow gotten hold of motorcycles, … Continue reading

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Why would an actor think he could write a science-fiction novel?

. . . I hear you ask.  Just because Bill Shatner did it is no reason for actors to race willy-nilly to their word processors and start spewing stuff about the future and technology and science and stuff.  And what … Continue reading

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